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Far Away and Long Ago

Far Away and Long Ago by William H. Hudson
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William Henry Hudson (August 1841 – 1922) was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson was born of U.S. parents living in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, where he spent his youth studying the local flora and fauna and observing both natural and human dramas on what was then a lawless frontier. ‘Far Away and Long Ago’ is a classic memoir of a boy, fascinated by nature, on the Pampas in the 19th century.

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FAR AWAY AND LONG AGO

A HISTORY OF MY EARLY LIFE

BY W. H. HUDSON

Author of "Idle Days In Patagonia," "The Purple Land," "A Crystal Age," "Adventures Among Birds," Etc.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I EARLIEST MEMORIES

Preamble The house where I was born The singular ombu tree A tree without a name The plain The ghost of a murdered slave Our playmate, the old sheep dog A first riding lesson The cattle: an evening scene My mother Captain Scott The hermit and his awful penance

CHAPTER II MY NEW HOME

We quit our old home A winter day journey Aspect of the country Our new home A prisoner in the barn The plantation A paradise of rats An evening scene The people of the house A beggar on horseback Mr. Trigg our schoolmaster His double nature Impersonates an old woman Reading Dickens Mr. Trigg degenerates Once more a homeless wanderer on the great plain

CHAPTER III DEATH OF AN OLD DOG

The old dog Caesar His powerful personality Last days and end The old... Continue reading book >>


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